The Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

Overview

The Oracle Book KNOWS YOUR FUTURE.

This mysterious book is a do-it-yourself divination tool. Ask a yes-or-no question, and find your answer within...

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $60.00   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The Oracle Book KNOWS YOUR FUTURE.

This mysterious book is a do-it-yourself divination tool. Ask a yes-or-no question, and find your answer within...

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Whether you're looking for answers to life's great questions or simply deciding between chicken and fish for dinner, you can consult The Oracle Book. Open the book to any page, and you will find your answer there.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743221870
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 9/25/2001
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Read an Excerpt

"What should I do?" is a question that just about every living, breathing human being has asked at some point in his or her life. Some folks ask family and friends for advice, others seek guidance from a therapist, still others call upon a psychic or astrologer to illuminate the situation. No matter the method used in this world of I-wanted-it-yesterday, people want their answers delivered quickly.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of divination techniques available that give pretty near instant answers. They range from the familiar, like Crystallomancy (using a crystal ball), to the more obscure, like Capnomancy (the study of smoke rising from a fire). By using The Oracle Book you'll be practicing a form of Bibliomancy -- the answering of a question by means of randomly choosing a word or passage from a book.

Though the Bible was historically the book of choice for Bibliomancy, people have also used ancient Greek epics, poetry or Shakespearean works. Many believe Bibliomancy is the Western world's answer to the I Ching: The Book of Questions, a divination system developed by the Chinese over four thousand years ago. When people consult the I Ching, they throw yarrow stalks or coins and interpret the way in which they fall as the answer to their question.

Nowadays, most people don't have yarrow stalks handy, or much patience to decipher cryptic messages. That's where The Oracle Book comes in. This handy do-it-yourself divination tool takes its name from the oracles of ancient Greece -- these were humans who acted as divine intermediaries, delivering messages from the gods to their earthbound peers. But the term "oracle" can also refer to the message itself, a magical glimpse into the future, and that's how it's used here. The Oracle Book brings together a wealth of predictions drawn from a variety of ancient and modern divination techniques. Within these pages are predictions drawn from astrology, tarot cards, tea leaves, playing cards, dice, the crystal ball, palmistry and psychic wisdom.

In order to get started, first you're going to have to check your logic at the door and rely on your intuition. The truth is that Bibliomancy and other forms of divination aren't really about predicting the future. They are tools that can help guide you to the answer that already lies deep inside yourself. The answer you pick is determined by the exact moment you, and only you, decide to stop flipping through The Oracle Book. Somehow, the page with the "right" answer just beckons you to stop.

There are some lucky people who already possess finely tuned intuitive skills. They're the ones who always seem to be in the right place at the right time. But if you're one of those highly evolved souls with a, hmm, "deeply buried intuition," don't despair. Chances are your inner guide is safe and sound. Have you ever turned on the radio to find that the song you've been humming all day happens to be on? Or run into an old acquaintance that you've been thinking about just minutes before? If so, you've got what it takes to get your intuition (back) in shape. All it needs is regular exercise, which is what you'll get by using this book.

Copyright © 2001 by Georgia Routsis Savas

Read More Show Less

Introduction

Introduction

"What should I do?" is a question that just about every living, breathing human being has asked at some point in his or her life. Some folks ask family and friends for advice, others seek guidance from a therapist, still others call upon a psychic or astrologer to illuminate the situation. No matter the method used in this world of I-wanted-it-yesterday, people want their answers delivered quickly.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of divination techniques available that give pretty near instant answers. They range from the familiar, like Crystallomancy (using a crystal ball), to the more obscure, like Capnomancy (the study of smoke rising from a fire). By using The Oracle Book you'll be practicing a form of Bibliomancy -- the answering of a question by means of randomly choosing a word or passage from a book.

Though the Bible was historically the book of choice for Bibliomancy, people have also used ancient Greek epics, poetry or Shakespearean works. Many believe Bibliomancy is the Western world's answer to the I Ching: The Book of Questions, a divination system developed by the Chinese over four thousand years ago. When people consult the I Ching, they throw yarrow stalks or coins and interpret the way in which they fall as the answer to their question.

Nowadays, most people don't have yarrow stalks handy, or much patience to decipher cryptic messages. That's where The Oracle Book comes in. This handy do-it-yourself divination tool takes its name from the oracles of ancient Greece -- these were humans who acted as divine intermediaries, delivering messages from the gods to their earthbound peers. But the term "oracle" can also refer to the message itself, a magical glimpse into the future, and that's how it's used here. The Oracle Book brings together a wealth of predictions drawn from a variety of ancient and modern divination techniques. Within these pages are predictions drawn from astrology, tarot cards, tea leaves, playing cards, dice, the crystal ball, palmistry and psychic wisdom.

In order to get started, first you're going to have to check your logic at the door and rely on your intuition. The truth is that Bibliomancy and other forms of divination aren't really about predicting the future. They are tools that can help guide you to the answer that already lies deep inside yourself. The answer you pick is determined by the exact moment you, and only you, decide to stop flipping through The Oracle Book. Somehow, the page with the "right" answer just beckons you to stop.

There are some lucky people who already possess finely tuned intuitive skills. They're the ones who always seem to be in the right place at the right time. But if you're one of those highly evolved souls with a, hmm, "deeply buried intuition," don't despair. Chances are your inner guide is safe and sound. Have you ever turned on the radio to find that the song you've been humming all day happens to be on? Or run into an old acquaintance that you've been thinking about just minutes before? If so, you've got what it takes to get your intuition (back) in shape. All it needs is regular exercise, which is what you'll get by using this book.

Copyright © 2001 by Georgia Routsis Savas

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    Fun fun fun

    Always has an answer to every question you ask it...fun to use... and it looks better than having some silly 8ball laying around, and the book has way more answers anyways...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    aMAZING

    THIS BOOK IS REALLY FUN AND IT ALWAYS ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS,, SOMETIMES THEY MAY NOT MAKE SENSE AT THE TIME BUT THEY ALWAYS CLICK LATER... DEFINATELY A BOOK TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    A unique personality all it's own!

    I really like this book. My friend and I were in the bookstore and she was asking it questions. It was right on target. So she bought the book. I later went back to pick up a copy for myself. I got it home and asked it questions. It was vague and seemed put out! I finally asked it if it liked me! It was a definite no! This type of book should be tried on like a pair of jeans to make sure they fit! But I still recommend this book, just test it out before you buy it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2002

    GREAT!!

    This book rocks! It really helps you when you need answers the most..it sometimes may not answer you question, It's still lots of fun! Now go get this book!! >:)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2001

    A book you can use every day, and never get tired of!

    This book is the total asthetic package. It is not only satisfying to use, but also to look at and hold. It is reminiscent of an ancient tome with its cool cover, and aged looking pages. It looks and feels authentic. You ask a question to yourself, open to a page...and viola! The answer you were seeking...It is fun, interesting, and very well written.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2001

    Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

    This is the perfect stocking stuffer for just about anyone on your holiday list. You ask a question and get a mystical answer. And it looks really cool on your coffee table.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2001

    Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

    I love this book!!! It looks really cool and is a major help when you can't figure out what you should do. It's almost like having your own personal fortune-teller.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2001

    Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

    I just went to Ms. Routsis Savas' book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Wilmington, NC and have to say it was the best one I've ever been to. The author answered lots of questions without talking down to anyone. And the book is truly spectacular¿-beautifully put together and chock-full of mystical-sounding answers. Check this book out--pick it up and it'll be really hard to put down 'cause it feels so good (that's a weird thing to say about a book but it's really true). .

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2001

    Oracle Book: Answers to Life's Questions

    This is the perfect holiday gift book for anyone who needs a little help with decision-making. It looks great--just like an old-fashioned fortune-telling book you'd find in a dusty old antique store. And the answers I got were so incisive. I'm buying one for all my friends!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)